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There’s no worse feeling than having to deal with a broken air conditioning unit during the unbearable summer heat. 

The good news is there are options to circumvent those pesky air conditioner problems. With a few simple DIY tricks and some routine maintenance by a trained technician, you can ensure that your AC unit is always ready for the worst heatwave.  

Summer isn't here yet, but that doesn't mean you ignore your air conditioner. Here are common AC problems and how to resolve them.

Common AC Problems

5. Dirty or Clogged Air Filters

Dirty or clogged air filters are the most common AC problem. Luckily they are the easiest AC issue to deal with. 

You can solve this air conditioning problem by simply changing your air filter. Not all air filters are the

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Residential real estate transactions can go wrong for a variety of reasons. As a buyer or a seller, it is imperative that you educate yourself. Due diligence isn’t just for the real estate professionals. 

Red flags on the Inspection Report

Prior to listing your home for sale, it is suggested that you do your own home inspection, rather wait on the buyer to do theirs. Inspectors find issues with every home; this is a fact. A pre-listing inspection, however, will give you the opportunity to address and repair any major issues that could frighten away potential buyers and adversely affect the sale of your home. 

Home Inspection Contractor

Such major issues include:

  • Mold
  • Pests
  • Electrical issues
  • Foundation/Structural Issues
  • Basement water infiltration
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"I'm sorry, what did you just say? But I bought it for $$$$$!"

If that sounds like you when you got your home appraised for sale, then this article is for you. Home appraisals are mostly based on facts and trends, but there is some opinion involved. 

If you get an appraisal value that you think is below your homes' true worth, you don't have to spend thousands on upgrades. 

Here are four quick home improvement tips that can take your appraisal from "no way" to "yay!" in just one weekend.

Home Improvement Tips

1. Repaint Your Walls 

Even if you don't think your walls are dirty, they are. There oil marks from hands running over them, dust on the baseboards, and just general wear and tear.

Even if you paint the room the same color it was, you'll be shocked

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If you're thinking about purchasing a new home, there is so much to consider. Buyers may have to sell their old home and lock in a new mortgage and interest rate. Then they have to find a new home in their price range and negotiate on the final selling price. But there is also another important step that can throw a wrench into the process and has the potential to derail the sale. This is the home inspection. And before we get started, every buyer should absolutely purchase an inspection or have one performed on their behalf. 

What is a home inspection and why do we need one? Let's go over everything you need to know. 

Home Inspection

A Home Inspection Defined

A home inspection is a visual overview of the entire home and exterior performed by a real estate

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Residential real estate can be defined as an area developed for people to live on.  As defined by local zoning ordinances, residential real estate cannot be used for commercial or industrial purposes. There are different types of residential real estate.  Read on as we break down each type of property that can be classified as residential.  


Condominiums are usually fee simple transactions. Fee simple is the most absolute form of ownership in dealing with Real Estate or Real Property. Condominiums may be residential, industrial, or commercial. They may be newly constructed or converted from an existing structure of 2 or more units. Condominiums are usually sold as individual units. The remaining property or "common area" is owned…
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Are you ready to join the 36% of Americans who plan to purchase a home in the next few years?

Before you start putting a dream list together, you want to hire a competent realtor.

Do you know the right questions to ask a realtor before you hire them? You can find out everything you need to know by asking these five questions.

Questions To Ask a Realtor Before Hiring Them

1. How Much Experience Do You Have?

The person you want handling your dream home transaction should have years of experience in the industry. 

A veteran realtor will know how to navigate unexpected problems or difficult sellers. You want to know that everything will be processed and sorted without any errors or mistakes.

If a new real estate agent becomes your realtor, make sure an agency broker like Linda Ching

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Every investment strategy is based on having as many assets as possible. However, these assets must be highly profitable in the short, medium or long term; and, in this sense, investment properties cover all expectations. Do you want to know why they are the smartest way to increase your income? Keep reading and this article will explain the numerous advantages of this type of investment and how they can increase your capital.

Property or Pension Retirement Strategy

What are investment properties?

Investment properties are those that generate income and surplus value to those who acquire them. They are a more effective saving method than bank accounts. This is due to the fact that, over time, the profitability of the property tends to increase without obtaining losses due to

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Technology In The Real Estate Market

Real Estate Market Technology

We’ve seen a lot of changes in our world over the last few weeks.  From cancelled events to social distancing, our normal day to day activities have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are one of the many home sellers/buyers, you may be wondering how this will affect the Staten Island real estate market.  I spoke to Tracey Propora from the Staten Island Advance about the rapidly shifting real estate market and how technology is playing a big role.

I was quoted saying, “Technology is definitely at the forefront. Although that has been a trend we have been talking about for the past few years, there certainly has been an acceleration in the past few weeks. We anticipate many of the tools we are

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You might wonder what you should expect while hiring a full service moving company. These services can make moving very easy, but only when you know what is going to happen. If you do not know what to expect, you will not be able to prepare for the move correctly.

Full Service Moving Company

1. Supplying Packing Materials 

The first thing to expect from full service movers is a supply of packing materials. Companies offering this service will not require you to have any packing materials available. They will bring the boxes and other materials required to move all of your possessions. 

To determine the materials needed for your move, these movers will require an in-home estimate. To generate an estimate, they will inspect your home and note what needs to be pack.

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78% of U.S. workers say they are living paycheck to paycheck. When you're a homeowner, it can be especially challenging to stock away savings when you have a mortgage and utility bills to pay.

There are many ways to reduce monthly expenses if you're willing to make some minor sacrifices or do a little detective work to find deals before you make a purchase. Keep reading to learn the top five ways to help decrease your monthly expenses.

Ways To Reduce Monthly Expenses

1. Reduce Your Cable Channels—Or Cut The Cord Completely

When it comes to the types of bills that frustrate U.S. consumers the most, those from cable providers top the list. Cable TV prices are slated to rise this year.

You can cut your monthly cable bill by choosing a reduced channel line-up. Or go the

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